And the winners of the Dove bluegrass awards are ……

The Gospel Side of Dailey & VincentThe 44th Annual Gospel Music Association Dove Awards show, hosted by Amy Grant and Kirk Franklin, took place recently (Oct 15) at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.

Among the winners are …………

Dailey & Vincent with The Gospel Side of Dailey & Vincent (Rounder Records) [Bluegrass Album].

The Little Roy & Lizzy Show with He Washed My Soul  (Crossroads Records) [Bluegrass Song], Song writers Wayne Haun, Jamie Helms, Ruby Moody and Ron Haun.

Jeff and Sheri Easter with Eyes Wide Open (Spring Hill Records) [Country Album].

Devin McGlamery with Dailey & Vincent with From My Rags to His Riches (StowTown Records) [Country Song], Song writers Ernie Haase, Wayne Haun and Joel Lindsey.

Gaither Vocal Band  Pure and Simple  (Asaph Records) [Southern Gospel Album]

Christian music singer Jason Crabb captured four awards [Southern Gospel Performance, Inspirational Song, Southern Gospel Song and Inspirational Album].

Singer-songwriter Matt Redman led the way with six trophies [Songwriter, Song, Pop Contemporary Song, Praise & Worship Song, Contemporary Christian Performance and a share of the Special Event Album award].

During the show Daily & Vincent, the Isaacs, Karen Peck and Signature Sound honored the Gaither Vocal Band in a collaboration on He Touched Me.

The full list of GMA Dove Award Winners is at the Gospel Music Association web site.

The recording of the show is to be televised on UP, America’s favourite network for uplifting entertainment, on Monday, on October 21st at 8:00pm EDT.

For more than four decades, the GMA Dove Awards has honored outstanding achievements and excellence in Gospel music. The most anticipated music event of the year for fans and industry alike, the show celebrates the rich musical diversity within the genre.

Awards are presented to individuals representing bluegrass music, country, southern Gospel, modern rock, pop/contemporary, inspirational, urban, praise & worship among the many categories.

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Richard Thompson

Richard F. Thompson is a long-standing free-lance writer specialising in bluegrass music topics. A two-time Editor of British Bluegrass News, he has been seriously interested in bluegrass music since about 1970. As well as contributing to that magazine, he has, in the past 30 plus years, had articles published by Country Music World, International Country Music News, Country Music People, Bluegrass Unlimited, MoonShiner (the Japanese bluegrass music journal) and Bluegrass Europe. He wrote the annotated series I'm On My Way Back To Old Kentucky, a daily memorial to Bill Monroe that culminated with an acknowledgement of what would have been his 100th birthday, on September 13, 2011.